Olivia Munn Hasn't Spoken To "Predator" Director Since Sex Offender Controversy

Tabitha Dunn
September 11, 2018

On Saturday, the 38-year-old star was in Toronto, Canada, accepting an award at the Creative Coalition's Spotlight Awards, and while on stage, she delivered a speech in defense of her actions. Munn admitted in an interview with Vanity Fair that she felt dismayed by the cast of "The Predator" who gave Black "a standing ovation" after the movie premiered, adding that "I kind of feel like I'm the one going to jail".

Munn also stated she had been confronted by a lack of support from her fellow cast, as several co-stars dropped out of the interview circuit. And I'm sorry you've been the only one to speak up publicly. "I now realize that my understanding of the situation was not the full picture and the last thing I want is for Olivia to ever feel abandoned or alone".

Brown mused "what is and is not forgivable", citing the criminal history of Steven Striegel, who plead guilty in 2010 to allegations he attempted to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship online. He was also a good friend of Shane, who served as the movie's director. Munn and other members of the cast continued to do press though, with Munn telling The Hollywood Reporter she was disappointed about doing interviews without the support of her co-stars.

Due to Olivia outing Striegl as a sex offender, he was sacked from the production. There are people who get mad at you for not helping them bury it. I appreciate the apology.

"That's gonna vary from individual to individual".

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The Predator features a cast that includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Augusto Aguilera (The Fifth Man), Jacob Tremblay (Room) Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People v. O.J. Simpson), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) and Jake Busey (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series).

'What I take issue with, (& I believe Shane addressed this in his apology), is that we all have the right to know who we're working with! "It's the fans and news outlets that's confirming it to me that what I did was the right thing", she told the publication. With regards to forgiveness, I leave that to. "But I deserve to make that choice for myself", said Munn. I found out, and I was really important to me to have the scene deleted.

'Now when I'm being asked about it, I don't know how to lie about it. Especially @oliviamunn who was the only member of the principal cast who had to work with him.

No doubt this would be emotional for anybody - and when you combine it with other comments she made about the situation over the weekend, it's easy to understand that Munn does NOT feel supported by her colleagues right now. I don't know how to skirt around the issue.

'I believe strongly in giving people second chances - but sometimes you discover that chance is not as warranted as you may have hoped.

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